Cafe by day, bar by night — when it comes to eating and drinking, it's our favourite combination. The French Food Shop isn't content with its two-for-one set-up, though. Befitting its Brunswick Street location, it's also a takeaway French fries joint.
Basically, whether you're after a substantial brekkie or lunch, an evening tipple or a serving of potato products, the new Fortitude Valley joint has you covered. The fact that the dimly lit hangout does it best to make you feel like you're far, far away from Brisbane, complete with imported wallpaper and photos of the French countryside? Well, that's an added bonus.
Not that you need another incentive to mosey on in for a cheesy croque monsieur or jam-packed baguette when the sun is shining, or stacked fries with grilled sausage as the evening gets late. Or one of 50 wines, a champagne cocktail or a French whiskey, too. Actually, if you haven't tried the latter, that should all the reason you need to drop by.